Monday, April 7, 2014

Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge 5--Put a stamp on it.

It's time for another challenge at
Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

                        Challenge #5 Pick a Stamp, Any Stamp!
You don't have to be a card maker to hoard stamps! With the popularity of pocket-style scrapbooking and the explosion of journaling stamps on the market, many scrapbookers have also become stamp hoarders. Plus, digital stamps are more popular than ever. I am sure that most of us have at least one stamp in our stash! You may "collect" wood mounted stamps, clear stamps, cling rubber, or even digital! Get one out, dust it off, and make it the STAR of your project! We want to see a stamp (sentiment, word art, image, etc.) as the focal point of your project! Feel free to use more than one stamp, but you must have AT LEAST ONE stamped item on your project.

This challenge is sponsored by
Hampton Art
founded in 1980 in picturesque Long Island, NY, it has been inspiring stampers, crafters and papercraft enthusiasts for over 20 years. One of the earliest “art stamp” companies, Hampton has transformed over the years to become a complete provider of creative products such as stamps, inks, papers, kids crafts, stationery, scrapbooking supplies, and card making accessories for crafters of every age and skill level. We focus on working together with other companies through strong, personal relationships and licensing partnerships to consistently bring fun, inspiring products to market. We have a portfolio of brands including Hampton Art™, Studio G™, Diffusion, Ditto™, and our latest addition, Ki Memories®, acquired in 2012. Our products can be found via most national craft retailers at over 5000 stores across the US and Canada. We also ship to 20 different countries across the globe. Hampton was acquired by National Spinning Co, Inc. of Washington, NC, our current home, in 2008. For more information, visit our Website.

Here is the stamp set I used.
It's one of my favorites by Hampton Art for

Here is the piece I created.
It's a page in my art journal.
Spring finally seems to be making an appearance after
a long miserable winter 
and I wanted to celebrate it.

The background is several colors of
Liquitex Acrylic Paints
scraped along the page with an old credit card.
Once dried I used The script stamp from the set and Archival Ink
to stamp randomly across the page.

The giant circles were cut from Hampton Art Paper
(Growing Garden by KI)
and applies across the page.
A thin layer of Gesso was rubbed across each one to tone it
down and blend into the background.
Yet still letting the pattern show through.
Liquitex Acrylic Ink and my pen nib were used to outline each circle several times.

The bird was drawn and the painted in with Gesso.
Portfolio Water Soluble Oil Pastels
were used to color in the bird and limb.
The entire image was outlined with a black Portfolio crayon.
Because these blend so easily I used my finger and the
occasional baby wipe to go around and blend the color until I was happy.
The music note is also from the stamp set.
I colored it with a Faber Castell Pitt Artist Big Brush marker and stamped across the page.

Hampton Art Patterned Paper, Stamps, and Rhinestone
Liquitex Acrylic Paint
Liquitex Acrylic Ink
The Crafter's Workshop Stencils
Faber Castell Pitt Artist Big Brush markers
Portfolio Water Soluble Oil Pastels

Make sure to stop by each Design Team member's blog
and see how they used their stamps this week.
                                         Donna Idlet -
                                         Glenda Brooks -
                                         Gloria Stengel -
                                         Karen Zueger -
                                         Pam Bray -
                                         Tammi Bennett -
                                         Amber Milone -
              you are here-----Christy Butters -
                                         Debbie Seyer -
                                         Ginny Nemchak -
                                         Jan Marie Ennenga -
                                         Kathy Clement -

            Link up your project HERE for a chance to win this most awesome prize!
(note:it DOES NOT include the inside supplies these are merely there to show you what it can carry)

Thanks for stopping by and have an awesome day!


Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Joy just flows from this gorgeous layout. I love the way you used your stamps!

Debbie Seyer said...

What a wonderful project! Love the bird!!

Glenda said...

I love the colors on this project! Great stamping and I too love the bird!

lost coast scrapper said...

So cool, I love every detail!! xo

Joyce B said...

Ingenious layout with those circles. They almost look like they are magnifying what's behind them. Love it.

Pam said...

Love this! Great colors.

Pammejo said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous....I started an art journal. I have one page in it, lol...think I am being inspired in making it two...TFS

Jan Marie said...

So tweet!! Love your altered art and this darling bird. . .and your clever use of stamps and circles and bright colors!! Very pretty!

creative lady said...

What a beautiful project! Love how you added the bird.

jasann said...

Love this card and the bird is so sweet!!!

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful card, love that bird! ~Diane

Gloria Stengel said...

I love looking at your work. Not only is it so different from mine...which is such a joy to me...but I love to see what techniques you used each time! This is a wonderful art piece!

Dee in N.H. said...

Beautiful! Love the spring colors and the great sentiment too.

Debbie Adams said...

This is a beautiful piece! :D I love the fun bright colors you used and the bird on the branch is beautiful.
Deborah :D

New Creations said...

OMG! Such a stunning layout. Love how you added the bird in your art journal.

Anonymous said...

I have loved every project you've made but this one is my favoritest!!!! I love your unique style and the birdie is so sweet.

Anonymous said...

I have loved every project you've made but this one is my favoritest!!!! I love your unique style and the birdie is so sweet.

thassos456 said...

I love this page. The colours are amazing :)